DR.  DORIS W. HEWITT, PhD Licensed Psychologist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Clinic Director
Dr. Hewitt (Sarah D, as she likes to be called), is a graduate of Florida State University. She was a rehabilitation and college counselor and an assistant professor prior to starting private practice in Atlanta in 1972. As a young adult she taught high school home economics and then child development at Fla. State. Later she taught psychology and marriage at St. Andrews College in NC and then at Clayton State College. Dr. Hewitt was a share-cropper's daughter and grew up working in the fields in South Ga. At age 14 she began teaching preschoolers in church, and it was there that she developed her love for working with children and families. She has been Dir. of Therapy Services at CKCC since helping her husband Cliff establish the Center in 1978, and Director of the Center since Cliff became disabled around 2007. Dr. Hewitt works with persons age three and up. She counsels individuals, couples, and families. She particularly enjoys spiritual/value coaching and doing hypnotherapy for trauma and panic attacks. She is an AAMFT-approved M&FT Supervisor and an ASCH-approved Hypnosis Consultant. She is an active member of Morrow First Baptist Church, where she teaches an adult Sunday School class. She supervises interns so that Cross Keys can maintain The Worthy Counseling Clinic, a free/low cost clinic which serves the unemployed, uninsured, and homeless in conjunction with Good Shepherd Medical Clinic. Dr. Hewitt's wide experiences include digging in the City of David in Jerusalem and lecturing on sex and sexuality at the European Baptist Assembly in Interlaken, Switzerland. She enjoys reading and movies and likes learning about biblical and ancient archeology. Dr. Hewitt and her late husband Cliff were married over 50 years and have two grown children and three step-grandchildren.

GREGORY T. SAMPLES, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Greg Samples received an MRE from Southern Seminary in Louisville and an MSSW from Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. Some of his early experience included working with developmentally delayed children and their parents and various Christian social ministries in KY and GA. For a period of time after coming to Georgia he worked as a Unit Director at Georgia Baptist Children's Home in Palmetto, and it was there that he and the Hewitts met. Greg proceeded to become licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and later became an AAMFT-approved supervisor of Marriage and Family Therapists. Greg worked at Cross Keys for 20 years and then left to work at the Pastoral Counseling Service at Georgia Baptist Medical Center. He later moved on to help establish and operate A Growth Place in Stockbridge and was there for years, but returned to Cross Keys in 2013, being welcomed back with open arms! Greg has wide experience, having worked in the past with alcohol/substance abuse groups, parenting, and anger groups. His special interests include therapy with individuals suffering from phobias and trauma, counseling children and teens along with their families, and doing couple therapy. He likes leading marital enrichment programs and doing EAP work and assessments. Greg is highly respected for his caring and patient manner with people and for his quick wit and sense of humor. He enjoys time with a close group of friends who have met together weekly for years, and he likes to go camping and fishing and to spend time with his family. He and his wife Cheryl, a nurse, have two grown sons and several grandchildren. Greg is an active member and deacon at Morrow First Baptist Church.

KATINA HALL, MPA, LAMFT, Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapy
Katina is an honors MA student and is completing her last year of studies in Marriage & Family Therapy at Amridge University. Katina already holds a Masters of Public Administration Degree from Georgia State University, and she completed her undergraduate work in psychology at Clark Atlanta University. As a former employee of the Georgia Department of Labor, she has spent much of her adulthood working in the area of career and personal development. This background has prepared her to bring some very special career and job-related skills to her therapy work. Katina believes that one of the most powerful tools we can carry in life is positivity, and therefore, she strives to help every client develop as positive an attitude as is possible and appropriate. Katina's motto is: "Live life for God's purpose - otherwise, what is the purpose?" Additionally, Katina is currently authoring a children's book on self-esteem using the Solutions-Focused Therapy model. She does individual counseling but is particularly interested in working with couples and families. She and her husband Arthur, who is an ordained minister, are very active in their local church and are the proud parents of three sons and a daughter.

TANEA W. MCKEE, MA, MAED, LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Tanea received her first Masters Degree in Educational Counseling in 2004, and the second in Counseling Psychology in 2008. Her graduate work was at the University of Phoenix and then at Regis University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. Tanea holds special certifications in School Counseling for pre-school through grade 12, Gifted Education, and Suicide Prevention and Intervention. She has taught in junior high and high schools for about ten years, working closely with Special Education teachers and at times even teaching Special Education. At the Center for Health and Learning in Las Vegas, she worked primarily with adolescents and their families, providing both individual and systemic therapy. When she lived out West, Tanea was involved in gang diversion work and also served as a volunteer for the YMCA One on One Mentoring Program. In 2008 Tanea relocated from Nevada to Georgia. She soon became an active member and officer of the Clayton/Henry County Sigma Omega Zeta Chapter and got involved in other local efforts, as well. Now she is an active member of Grace Baptist Church in Morrow, but still values her Lutheran background. In her therapeutic work, Tanea likes to focus on getting to the root of problems, not just treating symptoms, so there are likely to be life-long changes. She is the mother of a teenage son and an elementary school daughter.

ELLA FLEMISTER, MMFT, LAMFT, Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Ella Flemister completed her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Mercer University School of Medicine. Earlier she graduated from Clayton State University with a BS in Psychology and Human Services. Ella is a lifetime member of PSI CHI, the international honor society for psychology. When she was younger, Ella worked for the Ga. Department of Agriculture and then at Hallmark, but she longed to further her education and become a counselor. Now that she has realized that goal, she enjoys working with clients of all ages but is especially passionate about providing help to families and their loved ones who are affected by Alzheimer's or other disorders of the elderly. She holds certificates in Alzheimer's and Gerontology. Ella also has an interest in working with discordant families, women who face challenging life transitions, and people who are specifically seeking faith-based counseling. Her favorite approach to therapy reflects an intergenerational, solution-focused view of problems and their solutions. She is able, however, to tailor interventions to the needs of her clients as is appropriate. Ella and her husband Eddie are the proud parents of three grown children and four grandchildren.

At CKCC, our support staff are extremely important, and we could never say enough about how we have been blessed with long-term, caring, competent staff. They are pictured here in the same order in which they are listed below:

MARILYN E. SIMMONE, ADMINISTRATOR, FRONT DESK SECRETARY - Marilyn has served Cross Keys faithfully for over 30 years. Besides being a very knowledgeable, caring and gifted mental health employee, she is a great singer and cook. Marilyn has been a tremendous asset to Cross Keys over the years, and we are blessed to have her with us. She is married to John, a former church music director, and they are active at Forest Park First Baptist Church. The Simmones have three adult children and several grandchildren.

EVELYN MURDOCK, ASSISTANT BOOKKEEPER - Evelyn doesn't work many hours each week but she has always been faithful and manages to come whenever she is needed. A retiree of Southern Bell, she stays very busy taking care of her three living children, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren! It's hard to believe that she and her husband, Cecil, are actually great grandparents. Somehow Evelyn manages to work, babysit, and still do other things! Like Jane, Evelyn joined the Cross Keys staff in 2002.

JANE BAILEY, BOOKKEEPER - When she is not at CKCC, Jane is busy working with her husband Paul in Scouts, assisting with her church food pantry, home schooling two of her and Paul's three sons, singing in the church choir, assisting with a variety of local mission projects, etc. etc., etc.! She and Paul are active members and leaders of Morrow First Baptist, where Cross Key's Worthy Counseling Clinic was originally located. Jane teaches science part-time.

BUTCH WRIGHT, BUILDING SUPERVISOR - - Butch knew the Hewitts' parents, and through them he became acquainted with the Hewitts shortly after they moved to the Atlanta area. Over the years he has become a close friend. Butch has a kind and generous heart. In addition, he is a "Jack of All Trades" and an exceptionally dependable, hard worker. If he cannot fix something, he knows someone who can! He is an invaluable asset to Cross Keys. His faith, hard work, and willingness to help others is an inspiration to all who know him.

Within Cross Keys is


Offering low-cost services to the Unemployed, uninsured, and the homeless.

This clinic opened its doors the day before 9/11, and its first mission was to support Rev. Charles Worthy, its Lead Therapist, in his going to NY and working with families of 9/11 victims. Many of the Worthy Clinic clients are seen at the Good Shepherd Clinic in Morrow, Hands of Hope in Stockbridge, and our main office in Forest Park. Clients are not required to have a referral. For information or an appointment, call the Cross Keys number (404-366-3420).

The changing seasons of our lives, as reflected by the Bartlett pear tree at CKCC:
Each has its own beauty, adjustments, and gifts!

"Learn to live simply, so that others might simply live!"

Cross Keys Counseling Center, Inc.
Barnes-Dunbar Building
1035 Main Street, Forest Park, GA 30297
404-366-3420; Fax 404-608-1365

Also located in the Barnes-Dunbar Building
is the tele-counseling service of

Steven Marrinson, PhD, Psychologist
of Southside Counseling Center